The Digital Index of Middle English Verse
DIMEV 4750
IMEV 3049
NIMEV 3049
Saint Petronilla the holy maid right is to have in mind
Life of St. Petronilla in the South English Legendary — couplets
Title(s): South English Legendary
Subjects: saints’ lives; Petronilla, saint, life of
Versification: — two-line — aa

Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Bodley 779 (SC 2567), ff. 304v-305
First Lines:
Seint pernel þe holy mayd ryȝt is to haue in mende
good womon ȝhe was ȝhe auȝte wel be kende…
Last Lines:
…to heuen ȝhe went clene mayd & is wit outin endyng
now god for þe loue of here to þilke ioy vs bring
Attributed Title: Seint pernel þe holy virgyne (f. 304v)
2.Source: Oxford, Bodleian Library Eng. poet. a.1 (SC 3938) [Vernon MS], ff. 31vb-32ra
First Lines:
Seint Pernele þat holi Mayde riht is to habben in muynde
Good wommon heo was inouȝ heo ouȝte wel beo kuynde…
Last Lines:
…To heuene clene Maide heo wende þat is wiþ outen endynge
Now God for þe loue of hire to þulke Ioye vs bringe. Amen
Doyle, I. A., ed. The Vernon Manuscript. A Facsimile of Bodleian Library, Oxford, MS Eng. poet.a.1, with an introduction by A. I. Doyle. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1987.
Scase, Wendy, and Nick Kennedy, eds. A facsimile edition of the Vernon manuscript: Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS. Eng. Poet. A. 1. Oxford: The Bodleian Library, 2011.
3.Source: London, British Library Egerton 1993, ff. 157v-158v
First Lines:
Seint purnele þe holi maide riȝt is to habbe in minde
God wommon heo was inow heo auȝte wel bi kuynde…
Last Lines:
…To heuene clene maide heo wende & wiþ outen endinge
Now god for þe loue of hire to þilke ioie vs bringe
Note: Ends ‘Amen’ (f. 158v).
4.Source: London, British Library Stowe 949, ff. 154-155
First Lines:
Seynt pernel þat holy mayde riht it is to habbe in mynde
Heo was good wumman ynou vor heo ouhte wel by kynde…
Last Lines:
…Clene mayde to hevene neo wente & þere is wiþ outen ende
Now god for here swete loue to þulke ioye make vs wende
Note: Ends “Amen” at end of last line.